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Hawker P 1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960.

Hawker P.1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960, serial number XP831. This is the first prototype which achieved vertical take-off on 21st October, 1960.

 
Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c 1940.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. L.1592. This particular machine fought over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain. Although similar in appearance to the Supermarine Spitfire and also powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Hurricane is fundamentally differ

 
The Armstrong Siddeley 840 hp 'Tiger' aero engine, 1931.

Sectioned Armstrong Siddeley 840 H.P. 'Tiger' Aero engine. Two of these engines were used to power Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley bombers, twin-engined medium bombers operated by the RAF in the 1930s.

 
Samuel Pierpoint Langley's 'Aerodrome', 1903.

Model of Langley's 'Aerodrome' (1903) scale 1:10 The full-size Aerodrome, with a wing span of 48 ft (16m) and powered by a 52 hp engine, was completed in 1903, and two attempts were made by Charles Manly to pilot it over the Potomac River in Washingt

 
Royal Navy C23 Coastal Airship, c 1917.

Model of C (Coastal) type non-rigid Airship, C.23. Mostly powered by 150 hp Sunbeam engines, those that survived the war were scrapped in 1919. The C23 was 200 feet long and had an envelope capacity of 170,000 cu.ft. A close up with a side view of th

 
A V Roe's Triplane, 1909.

9 H.P. Roe Triplane of 1909. Alliot Verdon Roe (1877-1958) was the first Briton to fly an all British aeroplane, the Roe I, on 13 July 1909 at Lea Marshes, Essex. The aeroplane was constructed from wood and paper, and was powered by a 9 hp JAP engine

 
Supermarine Napier S5, 1927.

Model scale 1:16 of Supermarine-Napier S.5.This aeroplane won the Schneider Trophy in 1927, at 454 kmph (281.7 mph). It was designed by Reginald J Mitchell (who also designed the S6B seaplane and the Spitfire fighter). The Jacques Schneider Air Racin

 
Voisin Aeroplane, c 1908.

Model of Voisin Aeroplane scale 1:10. By 1908 the Voisin biplane was standardised in the form seen in this model. Despite being unmanoeuvrable in any true sense, it was deemed the first viable European aeroplane.